Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Shticks and Stones"...

Well, here I am blogging again - and it's only been a (relatively) short time since my last blog. Who'da thunk it, eh? I figured this time I'd give you a little of this and a little of that...
Last night was the Animation Guild holiday party so I guess the holiday season is officially over now. I believe they have the party so late after the real holidays so that they can get a good deal on a venue (the Gene Autry Museum near the LA Zoo) and since they're spending union dues they have my blessing on that. It was good to see old friends, meet some new people and just to be amazed at how big the animation community has grown. I recall union parties that were held in rooms no bigger than my living room without any crowding. Last night the upstairs and downstairs foyers of the museum were so crowded with people that several strangers probably left on more intimate terms than they arrived.

Just some small updates since last time.
I'm still working on new sketchbooks, etc I have a lot of more material then I originally thought so I'll have to weed through the folders and decide what works and what doesn't - and try to avoid too much overlap (not always easy) accept for the compilation book of the two Expressions & Attitudes books, of course.
Still working on development of the Captain Action series (did I mention that before...?) and that's coming along very nicely. If you want to see the teaser we created for last year's San Diego Comic-Con you can check it out here. We've come considerably farther than that, but I still like to watch this occasionally for inspiration...

The next season of NFL Rush Zone (that's the current show that I'm one of the directors on  - as well as part-time designer) is starting up soon and I'm going to spend some time working up some walk cycles and other types of stuff that there never seems to be enough time for in the chaos of a first season. Even though our first season was technically the second season since the real first season were webisodes that were put up on the internet.

I'm still working on those graphic novels for Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics and the announcement about the secret project that I spoke of last time should be pretty soon. Here's another sample drawing I did with that in mind:


I've also started to do some work on some pages for a noir/crime comic for my friends at House of Secrets. They're the guys that put together my latest sketchbook (which is available at Stuart Ng Books and at CTN's Store  as well as at House of Secrets.Come on, you knew I was going to plug that somewhere, right?)

I'm also currently working on a couple of new HarperCollins books. One features the JLA fighting Starro and another features the Green Lantern - not the film version, but the comic version. A Man of Steel adaptation that my son is working on the color for should also be coming out at the same time as the film hits theaters.

One last thing for now...someone asked for a specific page from one of my HarperCollins books that they could use for a wallpaper that they couldn't find on-line. So I thought I'd post it here (I'm quite the giver)...


Added: I should mention that I stole the title of this particular post from a song by Allan Sherman. An old recording artist I highly recommend if you enjoy song parodies...and Jewish humor.

2 comments:

Blaze Rocket said...

I think a lot of people are going to be very happy with that wallpaper, actually. Everyone loves Nightwing. And you've given him your standard fabulous treatment here. Very good.

When you say "House of Secrets" I tend to think of DC's "Sandman" and the two characters, Cain and Able. I also tend to think of comics like "Tales from the Crypt." Not sure if either of these is at all close to your project, being that it's noir/crime, but I love me some noir! I look forward to hearing more about it :D

Steven Gordon said...

Thanks, Blaze. Actually "Hose of Secrets" is the name of the comic store in Burbank and they also do some self publishing